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Brisbane, Australia - 24th September 2010

By: emo_kid

Hi Mum

OMG, we finally got to go into the city... So exciting.
Here's me on the bus going in
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We walked around for a bit and found this cool looking church. There are heaps of churches in the city.
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This is city hall. We weren't allowed to go inside, but here's some interesting information about it.
"City hall was erected between 1920 and 1930 and is heritage listed. The sandstone-faced building features a finely detailed main entrance topped by a 92 metre clock tower. It is currently undergoing renovations."
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This is the Treasury Building, formerly the Queensland Government Treasury Building, but now it is the Treasury Casino. It was built between 1886 and 1928 in three stages. It is Located at the end of Queen st Mall. There’s accommodation and of course, gambling, so naturally we weren’t allowed in.
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Next we found some Kangaroo’s… They’re not real kangaroos though; they’re made out of scrap metal.
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Then we met Adrian Burragubba, a native aboriginal, who busks in the Queen st mall. He’s been doing it for the past 16 years, and has even fought the government over aboriginal wages. He comes from a community in central Queensland. We didn’t want to disturb his music, so we had a group photo with him. He sits on genuine Kangaroo skin and plays the didgeridoo and clapsticks. He is dressed in traditional aboriginal dress and body paint. We were all nervous, but it was so interesting and unlike anything ive heard before.
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Next we stumbled across “The Drovers”. They were originally created as part of Expo ’88, and were part of a series of 80 sculptures displaying people in everyday situations in Australia. In 1989 they were purchased by Department if Primary Industries and installed in there present location, out the front of the Department if Primary Industries building on Ann st. In 2005, they were re-created in cast aluminium to preserve them for generations to come. The drovers represent the old swagmen around a camp fire.
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We found this really interesting statue of a man on horseback, giving a lady water and food, with lots of children standing around. I’m not sure what it all means, but they look cool.
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Next we saw this, it’s an old Servants home, which was built in 1865 and bought in 1873 by the Brisbane School of Arts. Here’s some information about it.
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Although it wasn’t very interesting inside, as it’s being used as an art gallery / coffee shop now, we got to sign the guest book.
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Sadly it was then time to go back to work. Here we are on the train.
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Im exhausted now, so im going to sleep.

Love Bruno xox

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